WASTED! The Story of Food Waste
Can you imagine if every time you opened your wallet, a third of your cash fell out – and you did nothing about it? Consider the fact that one-third of the food grown annually for human consumption is never eaten – for one reason or another, it ends up in the garbage. That’s $218 billion – or 1.3 billion tons – of food annually. In America, families chuck about 25% of the food and beverages they buy at a cost of $1,365 to $2,275 annually. Yet at the same time, 800 million people around the globe are starving. It’s a problem – but one with no shortage of solutions.
The Rockefeller Foundation supported Zero Point Zero Films and Anthony Bourdain to expose the magnitude of this problem globally, while showing simple changes we can all make to eat more and waste less. WASTED! The Story of Food Waste stars chef-heroes like Bourdain, Dan Barber, Mario Batali, Massimo Bottura, and Danny Bowien, and shows how any action -- no matter how small -- can lead to new ways of using more food, feeding more people, curbing environmental damage, stimulating technology and business, and ultimately improving the health and well-being of all citizens worldwide.
Green Drinks Kalamazoo and the Southwest Michigan Sustainable Business Forum will host a FREE screening of WASTED! The Story of Food Waste at Bell's Eccentric Café.
Screening: 6:00pm start time
Discussion to follow.
This is a FREE event, but donations are welcome at the door.
Popcorn will be provided, food and beverage are available for purchase!
Sponsors: Bell's Brewery